Northwestern University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.15 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 284 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 21,655 (8,839 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 30% part-time, 70% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $49,064
Source: NCES

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4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros include top rate faculty, coursework, and quality of School of Education programming and opportunities. The quality of education was very high and I feel well prepared for a faculty or research career. Other career paths are little supported by the faculty. Cons include unavailable faculty (i.e., some advisors have little time for their students), communication difficulties, and to an extent, little interaction between researchers or groups of researchers studying different topics (e.g., science education, technology education, literacy education, and cognitive sciences are very separate with little cross-talk outside of what is required by coursework).
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The MS in Clinical Research at Northwestern University is an amazing program with incredible professors who are actually experienced in their fields. The challenging coursework coupled with the real world practical experience of my professors has helped me learn so much about a field that I am new in.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Northwestern is a great, challenging, and competitive program. The faculty really care about their students and work to have your individualized interests included in your study.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Northwestern is a great school. There is a lot of faculty support and a lot of networking opportunities. The downside to any graduate school is the large workload.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel the professors really are passionate about the field and about helping you become the best physical therapist you possible can be.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Very intelligent classmates. You will learn as much from them as from your teachers. Opportunities to develop friendship with people with very different backgrounds. Opportunity to learn new perspective. Cons: University can be more helpful with students affairs, financial aid, advising. Better orientation, and team building opportunities.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2015

Kellogg School of Management is providing a great way for me to develop into a world business leader. I can't imagine any other school providing the combined benefits in the same way that Kellogg does.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

I really enjoy the level of flexibility for MS BME students as far as course selection goes: you have the freedom to design your own curriculum based around your interests. There is a variety of BME courses that are great for exposure to theory and research in the field, and you are also allowed to pick and choose from the massive selection of design and project courses offered in other science and engineering departments. There are generous opportunities to interact with faculty and visiting speakers through regularly scheduled seminars, as well as with industry representatives through career panels and job fairs. While there are many positive aspects about the program, I do wish there was a push for more internal funding opportunities for MS students, considering the enormous cost of tuition; however, I am sure this issue is shared by most BME master's programs.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

The MSEB program is relatively new, so some kinks still need to be worked out. The coursework is highly focused on research skills. Most of the professor were skilled and effective.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Great program but needs a higher acceptance rate.
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